ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 1975
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(Studio) Almost exactly 10 years ago, major United States involvement in Vietnam began. AP reports South Vietnam to give up 3 central highlands provinces, Kontum, Pleiku and Darlac, to North Vietnam; to be biggest South Vietnam retreat of entire war. Major city falls between Saigon and Phnom Penh.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Tay Ninh, South Vietnam) Phuoc Long Province falls along with its capital. If anything, province's fall increases tide against giving South Vietnam more aid. Little over week ago, North Vietnam launched nationwide offensive; Communists not satisfied to overrun small villages; they want Pleiku, Tay Ninh, Ban Me Thuot. South Vietnam to require much more than $300 million in military aid requested by President
REPORTER: Frank Mariano
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